Large Minicryphaeus giganteus Trilobite

Prepared Freestanding

Minirphaeus giganteus

Trilobites Order Phacopida, Family Acastidae

Geological Time: Lower Devonian, Pragian Stage (~ 395 million years ago)

Size: Trilobite is 75 mm long (with rostrum) by 35 mm wide on an 80 by 75 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Tafraoute, Morocco

Code: 19103

Price: Sold

Minicryphaeus giganteus TrilobiteDescription: Elegant example of a member of the Order Phacopida, Family Acastidae with many fine details present. Notice the fine eye facets present on this specimen. The Asteropyginae recently have undergone revision. This one is something of a contradiction in Minicryphaeus giganteusterms, being assigned to the genus Minicryphaeus. It is fully triple the size of other members of the genus, and is given the oxymoronic species name giganteus which brings the term “jumbo shrimp” to mind. It has a distinctive rostrum present, as shown in the photos. The rich dark brown exoskeleton is well-contrasted to the beige matrix, and the freestanding preparation makes for a striking display. To see other trilobites whose rostrums would put Pinocchio to shame see my listings for Morocconites or Lanceaspis.

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Minicryphaeus Trilobite

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